2nd resident of Kitchener retirement home dies from COVID-19

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Waterloo Public Health says that a second resident at a retirement home in Kitchener has died from COVID-19.

The news comes after another resident at the Highview Residences died over the weekend after contracting the novel coronavirus.

There are seven other residents and a staff member at the home which specializes in Alzheimer’s care that have tested positive for the disease.

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There have now been four deaths in the region attributed to the COVID-19.

The numbers continue to grow at among long-term care and retirement facilities in Waterloo Region.

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Public Health says 15 residents and three staff members have now tested positive for COVID-19 at Forest Heights Rivera, a long-term care home in Kitchener.

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In addition, the first case has been recorded at Millwood Manor, a retirement home in Kitchener.

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